DIY Crib Bedding, Complete!

>> Sunday, August 8, 2010

Although we're still not quite ready to do a final grand reveal of the nursery, I wanted to share a couple of pics of the crib bedding I made.  I told my sister-in-law that I'd make her a crib skirt for her little girl's room, but can't very well expect her to jump on board for sewing-by-Lindsay without sharing some pics of my handiwork!

For the record, the crib bedding sets I had my eye on all retailed for $350+.  Not to mention the fact that I'd would have likely needed to have someone custom-make the bedding if I were to get the colors I wanted to match the nursery color scheme (why is orange/green/brown such an "odd" color combo for a nursery?  I don't get it!).  So, instead of having someone else custom make a set for me, I decided to put my sewing skills to the test and give it a try myself.

About $50 and a few weeks later, we have a crib bedding set that not only matches our nursery decor perfectly, but that I'm very proud of, too!  I decided not to order designer fabric as originally planned to save money; although I loved the fabric I had planned on using, I think it turned out really well with the more affordable fabrics from JoAnns.

 The only part of the set I did not make myself is the fitted crib sheet; we had originally wanted to go with plain white, but I saw this dotted sheet by Dwell Studio in Target the other day, and thought it would perfectly compliment the set.

Bonus shot of the closet, and some of the amazingly cute teeny-tiny clothes we received as gifts.  Four loads of laundry later, and all of the clothes, blankets, towels, etc. our daughter has acquired to date are clean, folded/hung, and ready for her arrival!


Christine August 8, 2010 at 7:47 PM  

the bedding is gorgeous lindsay, great job! i love the closet full of clothes too, any little girl's dream :-) great seeing you this weekend.

Lindsay August 9, 2010 at 8:58 AM  

Thanks, Christine! It was a lot of work, but worth it to have saved money and have something custom-made in the room for her.

The closet of clothes (and dresser, too) really made things click for Kate and I. There will be a baby wearing those things soon! Lol.

Great seeing you this weekend, too. Let's not let so much time pass before the next hanging out session. :)

Kelly March 26, 2011 at 4:47 PM  

Looks amazing! Where did you find a pattern to do this? I too would like to make my own crib bedding (cannot justify $300 and I have some great fabric picked out), but I have had some difficulty locating a pattern to follow.

Please do share your secret!

Thanks, Kelly

Lindsay March 27, 2011 at 8:45 AM  

Hi Kelly!

Unfortunately, I don't have any spectacular secret. I think you may be inspiring me to write a crib bedding tutorial, though! Give me a few days, and I'll try to dig up my measurements and such! So silly of me to have not done a "how-to" as I was going through the process (because, I looked everywhere for free, good patterns, too! I ultimately ended up drawing my own patterns from my crib measurements. Lol.

cardigan March 7, 2012 at 10:02 AM  

Love the bedding, it looks so cute:)

porta crib bedding

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